McLean Hospital – 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478
Whether you are entering the Older Adult Clinic, the Memory Disorders Assessment Clinic, or SAGE: Successful Aging through Group Engagement, the goal of the Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient Services is to provide outpatients with a tailored treatment plan that will allow the individual to address symptoms while remaining independent at home or in the community.
We focus on diagnostic assessment, individual and group therapy, and medication evaluation and management as appropriate. Our multidisciplinary team of expert clinicians and support staff have chosen geriatrics as their specialty and pride themselves on providing compassionate and efficient care. We work together to collaborate with patients and families to provide first-class treatment.
Research into causes, cures, and symptom reduction is a crucial aspect of older adult care. Our programs utilize care models and treatments based on clinical and neuroscience research, including cutting-edge studies conducted by investigators in McLean’s Geriatric Psychiatry Clinical Research Program. Our research is exploring ways to slow down disease progression of Alzheimer’s disease, potential treatments for behavioral complications of Alzheimer’s dementia (such as agitation, anxiety, sleep disorders, and mood disturbance), as well as aspects of depression and bipolar disorder, memory loss, and more. Patients may be asked to join in our studies as research subjects. Study participation is voluntary, and declining does not affect access to care.
In an effort to provide you with the best possible care in the least restrictive setting necessary, we offer a number of programs within the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry. If you or a loved one are in need of short-term, intensive psychiatric care, please consider our Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Services.